STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — After almost three months under quarantine, the idea of an outdoor, fall festival at bucolic Pouch Scout Camp might sound uber exciting. But wait, there’s more — thanks to the five Rotary Clubs of Staten Island which formed a partnership with Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 New York.
The fifth annual celebration is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, a fete to celebrate the memory of Bernard Del Rey, the late former president of the Mid-Island Rotary Club.
Del Rey, a CPA from New Dorp, organized the first Staten Island Oktoberfest with Christine DeHart of Salmon Real Estate.
The family friendly day will include kids’ games and activities with traditional German folk music in the backdrop. Food is for sale, including bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels and potato pancakes. There will be a collection of food trucks plus German and New York City-made beer.
Pouch Camp Committee Chair Matt Gaor said, “The Boy Scouts of America of New York City are excited for the opportunity to host the upcoming Staten Island Oktoberfest. Pouch Scout Camp on Manor Road has a suite of fantastic facilities, including the 10-plus acre Camporee field, which are available for public rental.”
Pouch Scout Camp is the largest piece of privately-owned property in New York City with approximately 120 acres of woodlands, a lake and network of streams.